Compare LGBT Rights in Belize, Panama, & Panamá

Equality Index ?
66 / 100
43 / 100
Not enough data
Legal Index ?
66 / 100
52 / 100
Not enough data
Public Opinion Index ?Not enough data
35 / 100
Not enough data
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
22% Approve
78% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of Gay People in Public Office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
38% Approve
62% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
45% Good place
45% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2016
Legal
Since 2007
Unknown
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2003
Not legal
Since 1972
Unknown
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorshipUnknown
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2006
Unknown
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2016
No protections
Since 1972
Unknown
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
Sexual orientation only
Since 2017
Unknown
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
No protections
Since 1972
Unknown
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Since 2021
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryLegalN/AUnknown
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegalUnknown
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot bannedUnknown
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
Equal
Since 2008
Unknown
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